Yesterday, this brutal video made the rounds. In it, a then-16-year-old girl was brutally attacked by her father for downloading music illegally on the internet back in 2004. (Warning: it’s a tough watch.) The girl, Hillary Adams, now 23, released the video as her parents were in the midst of a custody battle. She secretly taped the incident and only told him about the video recently. ”I told him I had the video,” she said. “He didn’t seem to think anything of it, and basically dared me to post it.” On its own, it seems like a harsh overreaction, but it’s made all the worse when you consider that the father in the video is a county judge who specializes in child abuse cases. You’d imagine that this would be the kind of case he’d have to deal with at his job. Based on comments the Texas judge has made, he may not be very remorseful over the incident. Here are some reactions:
father Aransas County, Texas Court-at-Law Judge William Adams defended the 2004 incident like so: ”In my mind, I haven’t done anything wrong other than discipline my child after she was caught stealing. And I did lose my temper, but I’ve since apologized.”
daughter Here’s how his daughter, Hillary, reacted to that statement: “It’s a shining perfect example of his personality and he believes he can do no wrong. … He will cover up rather than admit to what he did and try to come clean, which is what I really want him to do.” source
Follow Up of the Day: The Texas judge at the center of a controversial video allegeding to show a severe beating he administered to his daughter in 2004 as a punishment for using the Internet has confirmed to KRIS-TV that he is in fact the person conducting the alleged child abuse.
“It happened years ago; I apologized,” he told 6 News. “It’s not as bad as it looks on tape.” Aransas County officials report that an investigation was launched after people began “flooding phone lines to compalin.”
Judge Adams says he has contacted the Judicial Review in Austin and expects to clear his name through the investigation.
An elected arbiter of justice sadistically beating his disabled daughter for a completely harmless infraction? And getting away with it for years and years? And how this cowardly, brainless news coverage refers to the horrifying, atrocious video clip as “controversial.”
That “mother” should be sentenced jail time as well.
Here is Judge Adams work contact info just in case you would like to drop him a line so you can let him know how much of a man he is for beating his disabled teenage daughter.